Company Name Change to Viridian Therapeutics and New Executive Appointments, Including Expansion of Leadership Team
By: Colorado BioScience Association Date: 01/22/2021
miRagen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGEN), a development-stage biotechnology company, today announced its name change to Viridian Therapeutics, Inc. (“Viridian”). Beginning tomorrow, Viridian will trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “VRDN” and its common stock will trade under a new CUSIP number, 92790C104.
The Company also announced today the appointment of Jonathan Violin, Ph.D., M.B.A. as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Violin, who previously served as Viridian’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), succeeds Lee Rauch as CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Rauch will remain as strategic advisor for the Company.
In addition, Viridian appointed internationally recognized neuro-ophthalmologist, Barrett Katz M.D ., M.B.A., as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Katz comes to Viridian from BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. where he developed therapeutics to treat orphan eye diseases.
Find out more in the Viridian Therapeutics press release.